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Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 / Fax (410) 516-5251

November 15, 1999
Phil Sneiderman

Prominent National and Local Researchers
Will Speak at Johns Hopkins Engineering Celebration

WHAT: Engineering students and faculty members at The Johns Hopkins University are celebrating an 85/20 double-anniversary this year. Events pay tribute to the long tradition of engineering education at Johns Hopkins, dating back to the opening of Maryland Hall in 1914 and the establishment of the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering in 1979.
WHERE: Schafler Auditorium in Bloomberg Center on Johns Hopkins' Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore.
ADMISSION: Events are free of charge, but seating is limited. To register, send a brief e-mail to cjancuk@bme.jhu.edu or telephone 410-516-5303.
WHEN: 1:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, November 19 and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20. Speakers and schedule of presentations is listed below:

Friday, November 19 -- Whiting School Engineering Showcase
Ilene Busch-Vishniac, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, presiding

1:30 p.m. Dean Ilene Busch-Vishniac: Introduction

1:40 p.m. Stuart W. Leslie, Department of History of Science, Medicine and Technology, "European Visions, American Realities: Finding a Place for Engineering at Johns Hopkins"

2:15 p.m. Grace S. Brush, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering: "Land, Water and Humans: A Paleoecological Study of the Chesapeake Bay"

2:50 p.m. Louis L. Whitcomb, Department of Mechanical Engineering: "Underwater Robotics for Deep Ocean Exploration"

3:45 p.m. Yair Amir, Department of Computer Science: "On the Way to Ubiquitous Information Access"

4:20 p.m. Carey E. Priebe, Department of Mathematical Sciences: "Statistical Pattern Recognition for an Artificial Nose"

5:30 p.m. Buffet dinner

Saturday, November 20 -- Symposium: The Future of Engineering
Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the university's board of trustees, presiding

9 a.m. Continental breakfast

9:30 a.m. Johns Hopkins University President William R. Brody: Introduction

9:40 a.m. William A. Wulf, president, National Academy of Engineering: "Challenges Facing Engineering"

10:15 a.m. Richard Karp, professor of computer science and biotechnology, University of California, Berkeley: "Biotechnology as an Information Science: The Emergence of a New Discipline"

11:10 a.m. Patrick R. Atkins, vice president, Environmental Control and Engineering, Alcoa: "An Engineer's Role in Sustainable Development"

11:45 a.m. G. Wayne Clough, president, Georgia Institute of Technology: "The Future of Engineering Education."

12:30 p.m. Buffet lunch

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